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Ivan Listar

Ivan Listar

Wednesday, April 27th, 1921 - Thursday, September 24th, 2020
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Obituary

Listar, Ivan

Passed away September 24, 2020 at St. Mary's Hospital in his 100th year.
Beloved husband of Anna Listar (nee Drgastin) for over 80 years.
Father of Lili Mikuljan (Ivan) of Kitchener and Ivan Listar (Maggie) of London.
Grandfather to John Mikuljan (Kathleen), Kathy Gaspar (Robert), Allison Silcox (Tim), Ivan Matthew Listar (Lorranne), and Stefan Listar (Heidi).
Great-grandfather to Alyssa, Michael, Ryan, Joshua, Ava, Gabriel, Benjamin and Elizabeth.
Survived by his sister-in-law Dragica Listar and his many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by infant daughter Ljubica, brothers Mijo and Stjepan, and sisters Ljubica, Dora (Rudi), and Magda (Stjepan).

Ivan was a devoted husband for over 80 years as well as a proud Dad and a Deda.

He was the role model for his family who led by quiet example and respect for everyone.

In his humble and caring ways, he put the welfare of others before his own. He provided support for his children so they could have the education and better life that he dreamed of for his family.

Courageously, he left behind the life he knew in Croatia to follow his dream of realizing a better future in a new country. Once in Canada, he sponsored and opened his home to many relatives and others so they could also come to a place with greater opportunities.

Ivan had a strong sense of community and was one of the founding members and supporters of his parish, Holy Family Croatian Church. He loved to go to Croatian picnics to connect with relatives and old friends.

Thank you, Deda Listar, for everything you did for all of us.

Ivan's family will receive relatives and friends at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467 on Monday, September 28, 2020 from 3-6 p.m. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, 15 minutes will be given to share your condolences. The Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Croatian RC Church, 180 Schweitzer St., Kitchener, on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 10 a.m. Fr. Miro Grubisic O.F.M. officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Masks are mandatory at the funeral home and Church. Relatives and friends must RSVP to attend Ivan's visitation and Mass.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to Diabetes Canada or Holy Family Croatian RC Church would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).

Visit www.henrywalser.com for Ivan's memorial and to RSVP to attend the visitation and Mass.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, September 28th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Monday, September 28th, 2020 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Henry Walser Funeral Home Ltd.
    Address
    507 Frederick St.
    Kitchener, ON N2B 2A5
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    *Please note that face coverings are required. Non-medical masks, bandanas, paper disposable masks or scarves and cloth can be used. Please keep 2 metres (6 ft) apart.*
  • Service

    Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    Holy Family Croatian Church
    Address
    180 Schweitzer St.
    Kitchener, ON
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    *Please note that face coverings are required. Non-medical masks, bandanas, paper disposable masks or scarves and cloth can be used. Please keep 2 metres (6 ft) apart.*
  • Interment

    Location
    Woodland Cemetery
    Address
    119 Arlington Blvd
    Kitchener, ON N2A 2G8
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Dragica Spisic

Posted at 10:08am
Our deepest condolences to the entire family. May he rest in peace and look over you from heavens in the days to come. Thinking of you and sending hugs. Dragica and Boris Spisic
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George Melnik

Posted at 12:38am
We worked with Ivan at Equitable Life and thought he was a great guy. George used to have some nice chats with him when he was working late and Ivan was a night watchman at the old Equitable building at King and Erb. George and Cheryl Melnik
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Liz Skibicki

Posted at 09:57am
Sending my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Mr. Listar. I only have fond memories of him when I worked in Dr. Kennel's office. He was always smiling and such a giving man. May God's grace surround your family during this difficult time. Liz
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Ava, Gabriel, Benjamin and Elizabeth

Posted at 07:55pm
Always in our hearts, we will miss you Great Deda
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Posted at 07:58pm
With heartfelt condolences, the Shaver family, Nancy and Steven, Tyler& family and Grace Shaver.
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